If chelsea come, I would sign for them – Lille star Jonathan David responds to Chelsea interest


striker Jonathan David says he would welcome a move to the Premier League amid interest from both Manchester United and Chelsea. After 19 goals last season, the 22-year-old has continued his fine form in France this term with nine in 12 appearances. David was firmly on Arsenal’s radar at the start of the year with technical director Edu meeting with the player’s representatives to discuss a move. While the Gunners’ interest has faded somewhat, he remains a sought-after option for English sides.

Chelsea are among them with Graham Potter an admirer of David along with Brentford star Ivan Toney. United’s need for a focal point to their attack is well-documented with the club prepared to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave on a free transfer in January.

Reports this week have suggested David is also a preferred option for Erik ten Hag along with Bayer Leverkusen talisman Patrik Schick and Lyon star Moussa Dembele. The Canada international has three years left on his contract at Lille but David admits should an offer arrive, he will immediately consider it.

‘The next step is always growing, having more ambition maybe a bigger club I think,’ he told Sky Sports. ‘Everyone wants to play for a massive club in their life. So if I had the chance to do it I would go for it, for sure.’ When asked if he suit playing in both the Premier League and La Liga, he added: ‘I think they are two different leagues. But I think I can adapt to both for sure.

‘And I think that the experience I have had here in France, it will help me a lot if I need to adapt to some place else, a lot faster. So yeah, I think both leagues suit me.’

Chelsea are likely to have money to spend in January following Todd Boehly’s takeover of the club in the summer. However, United’s prospects of incoming business in the New Year appear bleak with a move to bring in a replacement for Ronaldo ‘not on the agenda’, according to recent reports.

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